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NAFOA
The countdown to NAFOA’s 40th Annual Conference is on!
Oney Roubedeaux
Indian boarding schools were established in the 19th and 20th centuries with the primary objective of assimilating Native youth by denying the use of their languages, dress and other cultural aspects.
Bureau of Indian Education
The Bureau of Indian Education has unveiled its first official logo, based on a design from a student.
Albuquerque Indian School
Leaders in the largest city in New Mexico are convening a series of “community conversations” to address the harmful legacy of the Indian boarding school era.
Sunshine Suzanne Sykes
President Joe Biden continues to make history with his judicial nominations, announcing another Native woman to serve on the federal bench.
Cherokee Nation
In our mission to save the Cherokee language, we cannot and we will not fail.
Cherokee Nation Immersion School
“Preserving Native languages is fundamental to preserving all aspects of tribal cultures and traditions,” said Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland.
Lakota Student
The U.S. Departments of the Interior, Education and Health and Human Services launched a new initiative to preserve, protect, and promote the rights and freedom of Native Americans to use, practice, and develop Native languages.
Santa Rosa Day School
The Bureau of Indian Education will invest more than $178 million to repair aging schools in tribal communities.
Derek Kilmer, Deb Halaand, Fawn Sharp
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal provides $736 million for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, including funding for infrastructure projects and climate resiliency initiatives.
Pine Ridge Reservation
With deep respect, we call upon President Biden and Congress to help the most vulnerable Americans: Native Americans.
Mary Toya
“The Department of the Interior mourns with Secretary Deb Haaland as she and her family grieve the loss of her mother,” a statement read.
Aaron Payment
This past week was significant with the first presidential proclamation for Indigenous Peoples’ Day but the news unfortunately eclipsed another major policy announcement from President Joe Biden.
Deb Haaland
Two tribal citizens are joining the Indian Affairs team at the Department of the Interior.
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Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland addresses the National Congress of American Indians on October 12, 2021.
Repatriation of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Children at Carlisle Indian Industrial School
The sordid history of the U.S. effort to bring Native children into boarding schools is, quite frankly, staggering.
Bryan Newland
The U.S. Senate finally confirmed Bryan Newland, a citizen of the Bay Mills Indian Community, to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs.
Aaron Payment
The American Jobs Plan will bring an additional $12 billion in much-needed infrastructure to Indian Country.
Rosebud Sioux Tribe
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe hosts funeral services in Mission, South Dakota, for nine Lakota students who died at the Carlisle Indian boarding school.
Repatriation of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Children at Carlisle Indian Industrial School
The Indian community came together in Sioux City, Iowa, to welcome nine Lakota children who died at the Carlisle Indian boarding school.
Repatriation of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Children at Carlisle Indian Industrial School
Nine Lakota children began their last morning away from their homelands at the base of a bluff overlooking the Missouri River.
Rosebud Sioux Tribe
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe hosts prayer services in Wagner, South Dakota, for the return of nine Lakota students who died at the Carlisle Indian boarding school.
Rosebud Sioux Tribe
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe hosts prayer services in Sioux City, Iowa, for the return of nine Lakota students who died at the Carlisle Indian boarding school.
Sicangu Youth Council / Tokala Mentors
After a long process driven by youth, nine Lakota children who died at one of the most infamous institutions of the Indian boarding school era are finally returning home.
Oklahoma City Indian Clinic
Federal officials and Indian Country leaders are testifying about Indian health and Native youth legislation.
Jonathan Nez, Bryan Newland, Myron Lizer
The nomination of Bryan Newland to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs is slowly moving forward in the U.S. Senate.
By 1900, 20,000 children were in Indian boarding schools. By 1925, that number had more than tripled, according to the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition.
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Join Native America Calling for its monthly recap of the top news in Indian Country, including the announcement of the Indian boarding school investigation.
National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition
The National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition has identified 367 historically assimilative Indian boarding schools that operated in the U.S. between approximately 1870 until 1970.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will be hearing from experts in housing, telecommunications and federal policy at a roundtable on infrastructure.
Jonathan Nez
“As Navajo people, we all have parents, grandparents, and other elders who were subjected to boarding schools and that has contributed to many of the modern-day monsters in our society,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.
Fawn Sharp
“The National Congress of American Indians commends the Department of Interior for taking the essential first step of providing an official account of the atrocities that Native children experienced during the boarding school era,” said President Fawn Sharp.
federalindianboardingschooltruthinitiative
The Department of the Interior is undertaking its first-ever review of Indian boarding school sites and the Indian children who went there. Watch the announcement from Secretary Deb Haaland.
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“The federal policies that attempted to wipe out Native identity, language and culture continued to manifest in the pain our communities face,” said Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland.
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland
Secretary Deb Haaland is addressing the National Congress of American Indians for the first time since taking over the Department of the Interior.
Warm Springs Reservation
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking another look at infrastructure in Native communities.
Santa Rosa Day School
Schools, hospitals and other facilities in Indian Country need billons of dollars in investments.
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The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States hosts an oversight hearing titled, “Examining Federal Facilities in Indian Country.”
Bryan Newland
Bryan Newland delivers an opening statement at his nomination hearing to be Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs in the Biden administration.
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It’s a big day for Bryan Newland, who has been nominated to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs in the Joe Biden administration.